C California Style

Lauren Malloy Gets Back to Basics

by C California Style

The Women’s Heritage co-founder shares her Golden State faves


In this speed-obsessed world, it’s hard to find ways to slow down and do something hands-on. Such was the impetus behind women’s heritage, a company launched by animal specialist Lauren Malloy with friends Ashley Moore (an herbalist) and Emma Moore (a cook). The Santa Barbara organization hosts workshops on everything from foraging to fermentation, and plans to open a store and event space in Carpinteria this fall. Malloy lives in Goleta with her husband (pro surfer turned filmmaker Keith Malloy), their two children, four horses, four cows, three dogs, three pigs, 20 chickens and a cat.

Lauren Malloy.

Montecito Trails Foundation

“There are trails in the hills behind Montecito. You feel like you are a world away, and there is great foraging, too!” montecitotrailsfoundation.info.

Big Sur

“I love jumping in the car and escaping here. Between the food and the rugged beaches, I always feel refreshed after a trip.”


“There are so many pretty beaches in Santa Barbara, but the ones I love most are a little further north, in Goleta. They are quieter and the cliffs are an incredible backdrop.”

Women’s Heritage

“Animals have always been a part of my life. It’s something I love sharing through Women’s Heritage.” womensheritage.com.

 Vino Vaqueros

“It is so much fun riding and wine tasting with Vino Vaqueros. We get a group of friends together and make our way across the beautiful landscape. It’s the perfect afternoon.” 2178 Mora Ave., Santa Ynez, 805-944-0493; vinovaqueros.com.

Butterbean Studios

“Our graphic designer Erin Pata’s studio is in a cool old farmhouse, and I always get inspired seeing her art. She does all of our Women’s Heritage design and is so talented.” butterbeanstudios.com.

Photography by Ryan Moore.

Lucky Llama Coffee House

“The coffee is amazing and the place has such a cool, authentic vibe!” 5100 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, 805-684-8811.

Photography by LAUREN ROSS, except where noted.


This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of C Magazine.